CABBAGE : PACK OF HEALTH BENEFITS
Cabbage plant is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. This vegetable first appeared as a wild leafy plant over 4,000 years ago in Europe throughout the Mediterranean region. Cabbage quickly became a highly favored food because of its high nutrition content. As a result, this vegetable was selectively refined and propagated to the point where its leaves grew in large clusters and over time became the cabbage heads of today. Cabbage’s nutritional value lies mostly in the leaves of the plant. As far as nutritional content goes, some of the nutrients found in cabbage include Calcium , Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Sulfur, Silica, Vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Taste demand is evolving and the production of cabbage is becoming more specialized every day.
Health Benefits cabbage : The health benefits found in cabbage work to enhance the body’s ability to ward off sickness and prevent disease. Because of its nutrient content, cabbage has anti-inflammatoryand anti-bacterial properties. The anti-inflammatory properties help in the treatment of digestive problems, such as gastritis, heartburn and peptic ulcers. Cabbage’s anti-bacterial properties work inside the body’s cell processes and aid in detoxifying the body’s major systems. These same properties help to boost the immune system, which increases the body’s resistance to invading bacteria and viruses. As an herbal supplement, cabbage carries the same fortifying ingredients in capsule and tablet forms as well as prepared in juice, soups and teas. In tablet or capsule form, the standard dosage is 500 milligrams which contains the daily recommended amounts for each nutrient. In juice forms, cabbage acts as an intestinal cleaner and detoxifier. Since any form of cooking alters the chemical properties of an herbal preparation, cabbage used in soups and teas will best treat certain conditions more so than others. In soups and teas, the effects of cabbage are most effective at relieving symptoms associated with sinusitis, sore throats, colds and flu.
Cabbage is one of the major vegetable produced and consumed in India. Cabbage 0.24 m ha but it’s productivity remains very-2 low. One of the major constraints identified in it’s production is the increasing incidence of insect & pest. Due to it’s tender and supple nature and it’s cultivation under high moisture & input regimes, cabbage is more prone to pest attack and at a conservative estimate cause about 30-35 % losses. Over the years, It has been cultivated more intensively. This has resulted in higher rates of pest infestation, especially by the diamondback moth. The caterpillars are pale yellowish green while the adult is a small greyish moth. A patch of three diamond shaped yellowish white spots is visible by joining both the forewings, hence the name ‘diamond back’. Young larvae feed by scrapping leaf tissues causing typical whitish patches on under side of leaves. Grown up larvae bite holes in the leaves. Damage to the crop is more in the main and late winter season as compared to rainy season crop in the india.
HPM Chemical & Fertilizers Ltd. is focused in Creating Value for our farmers in the development of high performance crop care solutions. Designed to better products for farmers for meeting today’s global challenges. Evolving farming practices and maturing consumer needs; our product innovations provide continued advancements in agricultural productivity. And our Rise is the best solution for cabbage growers. Rise act as acaricides in the vegetable segment. It is available in water soluble pouches with in pack for ease of application. Difenthiuron 50% WP is a broad Spectrum insecticide, controls nymph & adults & give longer lasting control. It paralyses the pest, which remain immobile on the crop until death in about 3-4 days.
HPM is constantly working towards the betterment of Indian Agricultural Industry and taking imperative steps to educate farmers on strategic farming and aware them how & when use these insecticide in a better way.